model no. 9609
produced by Taito Oy, Helsinki, Finland
lacquered metal, brass, cane with a fabric pull chain
60¼ in. (153 cm) high
9⅞ in. (24.8 cm) diameter of shade
Overall very good condition. The shade appears to have been sensitively repainted at some point in the history of the piece and presents with a homogenous white coating throughout and with some very fine surface scratches to the metal. The shade is adjustable. The pull chain is in excellent condition and was functional at the time of cataloguing. The brass surfaces are in age-appropriate condition overall and present with some light oxidation throughout. The caning appears to be original and is in stable condition. The base appears to retain its original painted surface with some small scattered losses to the paint. This lot has been re-wired to American standards. Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and recommends having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.